A passel of poems by Ron Faust: “Trespassing,” crossing a line not irrelevant; “The Great Divide,” honoring a falsely accused senator; “On Earth Day,” walking the tender Earth; and “Rainy Daffodils.”
The graph shows the last two years’ operating budget and the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request for the Kansas City National Security Campus, where parts are made for nuclear weapons.
These two events highlight the link between US militarism and world instability. Whether it is drone warfare or nuclear weapons, our military-industrial complex follows only one dogma, profit over safety.
We reject war and nuclear weapons. We call for an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of all Russian military forces from Ukraine. We call on Russia and NATO to explicitly renounce any use of nuclear weapons.
Georgia Walker, former PeaceWorks Board member and co-founder of Journey to New Life, died suddenly on March 7. We miss you, Georgia!
Her own life story, political upheavals, and personal hygiene products for school girls were on Bennette Dibben’s mind as she spoke at a rally March 12.
People at our rally spoke about the imprisonment of women and children in Turkey. We spoke up for women’s safety and hope in Turkey and throughout the world.
I sit here alone on an empty vessel of words / As tiny particles of crystal fall from the sky / Dancing, distracted, destined in their flight / To pull a sheet over a world cold and sleepy / Elsewhere people cover their heads in fear / From blasting bombs splintering their shelter
“We are humbled!” said Diane Charity, accepting an award for KC Tenants at PeaceWorks’ Annual Meeting March 6. She thanked PeaceWorks and spoke of the group she helped found: “KC Tenants wants to ensure everyone has an affordable home. Many of our people are priced out of a home.”
One way for peace activists to join in solidarity as tragic events unfold in Ukraine is to oppose militarism in our local communities. Do come to our witness for peace at Whiteman AFB April 30!